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ben·ton·ite

(ben'ton-īt),
Native colloidal hydrated aluminum silicate; an absorbent clay found in the western U.S.; it is sometimes used to treat diarrhea and skin disorders and was used as a suspending agent in lotions.
[Fort Benton, Montana, + -ite]

bentonite

Etymology: Fort Benton, Montana
colloidal, hydrated aluminum silicate that, when added to water, swells to approximately 12 times its dry size. It is used as a bulk laxative and as a base for skin care preparations. Also called mineral soap.

bentonite

(bĕn′tŏn-īt) [Fort Benton, U.S.]
A hydrated aluminosilicate that forms a thick, slippery substance when water is added. It is used as a suspending and clarifying agent. It may be heat-sterilized.

bentonite

a naturally occurring pure clay capable of absorbing much moisture and swelling considerably. Used as a compacting and dispersing agent in the manufacture of fodder pellets and cat litter. Chemically and nutritionally inert.

bentonite flocculation test
a superseded test for hydatidosis in humans.
sodium bentonite
used as a binder in pellet manufacture. A refined form of clay.
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